LTC to J&K by Private Airlines travelled from 28.11.2015 to 31.05.2016 – Dopt Orders on 13.1.2017

LTC to J&K by Private Airlines travelled from 28.11.2015 to 31.05.2016 – Dopt Orders on 13.1.2017


“It has been decided to allow the claims of those Government employees who had travelled by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir on LTC during the gap period of 28.11.2015 – 31.05.2016.”

No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: January 13, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. of even no. dated 28.11.2014 on the subject noted above and to say that vide aforesaid O.M., facility to travel on LTC by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the special dispensation scheme was allowed for a period of one year. This facility ended w.e.f. 28.11.2015 and was re-introduced on 01.06.2016.

2. Many references have been received about Govt. employees who had inadvertently travelled by private airlines to J&K during the gap period i.e. from 28.11.2015 to 31.05.2016, under the impression that the facility was still operational and were later facing difficulties in settlement of their LTC claims.

3. The issue has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure and Ministry of Civil Aviation. In relaxation to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 28.11.2014, it has been decided to allow the claims of those Government employees who had travelled by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir on LTC during the gap period of 28.11.2015 – 31.05.2016. This shall be subject to the condition that tickets have been booked through the authorised modes and at LTC-80 fare or less and other conditions prescribed in DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/7/2014-Estt.A-IV dated 28.11.2014.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


Authority: http://dopt.gov.in/

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT - INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST DEFERRED

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT - INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST DEFERRED

GDS COMMITTEE REPORT - NEWS

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF POSTAL EMPLOYYEES
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS
1st FLOOR NORTH AVENUE PO BUILDING
NEW DLEHI - 110001

Ref: NFPE/AIPEU-GDS/AGTN/2017
Dated – 17.01.2017
GDS COMMITTEE REPORT
DEPARTMENT OF POST SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM ELECTION COMMISSION FOR PUBLISHING THE REPORT - DISCUSSION HELD WITH NFPE & FNPO - ASSURED TO PUBLISH THE REPORT IMMEDIATELY AFTER GETTING APPROVAL

INDEFINITE HUNGER FAST DEFERRED

Dear Comrades,

As you are aware, the GDS Committee headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Postal Board Member, has submitted its report to Government on 24th November 2016. Secretary, Posts, informed us that the report will be published only after getting approval of the Minister, Communications. Earlier, GDS Committee Report was published on the very same date of submission. 7th Pay Commission Report was also published immediately on submission to Government.

Protesting against the unjustified stand of the Department, NFPE & AIPEU-GDS conducted nationwide agitational programmes like protest demonstration, dharna etc. Finally we have given notice for indefinite hunger fast in front of the Directorate from 18.01.2017, by Secretary General, NFPE and all General Secretaries of affiliated Unions including AIPEU-GDS. After our hunger fast notice things started moving. Secretary, Department of Posts deputed a Senior Officer to the Minister’s office to get the approval of the Minister. Minister granted permission to publish the Report with a condition that Election Commission’s approval should be obtained before publishing the Report, as Election Commission has already declared election to five State Assemblies.

On 16.01.2017, the Department called us for discussion with Member (Technology). In the discussion Member (T) informed that “a reference has been made to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and a response is expected shortly”. We recorded our strong protest against the unjustified delay in publishing the report. The Member (T) expressed “the difficulty in hosting the report in the Department’s website on account of the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in view of assembly elections having been announce in five states”. The appeal given by the Department to call off the indefinite hunger fast is published below.

In view of the above, the Federal Secretariat of NFPE and AIPEU-GDS has reviewed the situation based on the written assurance given by the Department and has decided to postpone the indefinite hunger fast to be commenced from 18th January 2017. Even if we go on indefinite fast or strike, Department cannot publish it without the permission of Election Commission, as the Department has already submitted it to Election Commission for permission.

We hope that the Election Commission will grant permission shortly to publish the Report.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS has made sincere effort for compelling the Department to publish the GDS Committee Report and conducted nationwide agitational programmes. It is only because of our agitational programmes and indefinite hunger faster notice, the Department was compelled to get permission and also submitted it for Election Commission’s approval.

NFPE & AIPEU-GDS always stand with the three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks and we assure our GDS employees that if GDS Committee Report is against the interest of the GDS NFPE & AIPEU-GDS will declare serious agitational programmes including strike.

Fraternally yours,

                                                                                     
R. N. Parashar                                                                  P. Panduranga Rao
Secretary General, NFPE                                                General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS


Source: Confederation



7th Pay Commission Pay Revision for Autonomous bodies – Finmin issued orders

7th Pay Commission Pay Revision for Autonomous bodies – Finmin Orders


AUTONOMOUS BODY’S PAY REVISION ORDERS ISSUED

Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government – Guidelines

F.No.1/1/2016-E.III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 13th January, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Pay revision of employees of Quasi-Government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up by and funded/controlled by the Central Government – Guidelines

The employees working in the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies etc. set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, are not Central Government employees and, therefore, the benefits implemented by Central Government in respect of Central Government employees as part of their service conditions, are not directly applicable to the employees working in such autonomous organizations. The application of such benefits as given to Central Government employees in respect of employees of such autonomous organizations as well as the manner and conditions governing such application, including sharing of the additional financial implications arising thereon, requires specific approval of the Central Government. The autonomous organizations are expected to manage their affairs in such a fashion that their dependence on Central Government for financial support to meet the extra financial implications is minimal, as such autonomous organizations are expected to be financially Self-sufficient So as not to cause any extra burden on the Central Exchequer.

2. In the above background, the question of extension of the revised pay scales in terms of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 as notified on 25.7.2016 in respect of Central Government employees based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, to the employees of the Quasi-government Organizations, Autonomous Organizations, Statutory Bodies, etc., Set up and funded/controlled by the Central Government, where pattern of emolument structure, i.e. pay scales and allowances, in particular Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance, are identical to those in case of the Central Government employees, has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that the revised pay scales as per the Pay Matrix, as contained in Part-A of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 as well as the principle of pay fixation as contained in the said rules, may be extended to the employees of such organizations, subject to the following stipulations:-

(i) The conditions of service of employees of these organizations, especially those relating to hours of work, payment of OTA etc. are exactly Similar to those in Case of the Central Government employees.

(ii) The revised pay structure shall be admissible to those employees who opt for the same in accordance with the extant Rules.

(iii) Deductions on account of Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund or National Pension System, as may be applicable, will have to be made on the basis of the revised pay w.e.f. the date an employee opts to elect the revised pay structure.

3. The revised pay scales contained in Parts B & part C of the Schedule of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, shall not be automatically applicable to the employees Of Autonomous Organizations. The concerned Administrative Ministry shall consider such cases keeping in view whether these pay scales are justified for the category of staff of Autonomous Organizations based on functional considerations, recruitment qualifications, as well as the applicable pre-revised pay scales. Based on such an examination by the concerned Administrative Ministry, appropriate proposals, if justified, would be submitted to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, through their Integrated Finance.

4. In case of those categories of employees whose pattern of emoluments structure, i.e., pay scales and allowances and conditions of service are not similar to those of the Central Government employees, a separate ‘Group of Officers’ in respect of each of the Autonomous Bodies may be constituted in the respective Ministry/Department. The Financial Adviser of the respective Ministry/Department will represent the Ministry of Finance on this Group. The Group would examine the proposals for revision of pay scales etc. taking into account the views, if any, expressed by the Staff representatives of the concerned organizations. It would be necessary to ensure that the final package of benefits proposed to be extended to the employees of these Autonomous Organizations etc. is not more beneficial than that admissible to the corresponding categories of the Central Government employees. The final package recommended by the ‘Group of Officers’ will require the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance.

5. In regard to the additional financial impact arising out of the implementation of the revised pay Scales, as provided above, the following parameters shall be kept in view:-

(i) In respect of those Autonomous Organizations, which have not been depending upon the Government Grants for their operations or for meeting the cost of salary, including those autonomous organisations which are in a position to meet the additional financial impact from their Own internal resources, the additional financial impact shall be met by the concerned autonomous organizations without any financial support whatsoever from the Government, No financial Support shall be given by the Central Government in Such cases.

(ii) In respect of the other Autonomous Organizations. which are not in a position to meet the additional financial impact, either fully or partly, on account Of the implementation of the revised pay scales, the concerned autonomous organization will take up the proposals with the Advisers of the respective Administrative Financial Ministry/Department, bringing out the extent to which the additional cost could be met internally, the shortfall to be made up and the reasons for the shortfall. While giving concurrence to the implementation of the revised pay scales, the Financial Advisers shall ensure that the extent of Government support is kept at the minimum, and in no case the Government support shall be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the additional financial impact.

(iii) In respect of Autonomous organisations set up under a specific Act of Parliament, not generating adequate internal resources to meet the additional financial impact, the extent of Government support may be more than 70% of the additional impact, provided in the opinion of the concerned Financial Adviser the nature of functions and the fund position of the organisations so warrant.

(iv) The mode of payment of arrears, as laid down in Rule 14 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 shall be followed, subject to the overall financial impact and the capacity of the concerned autonomous organization to absorb the cost without putting any avoidable burden on the Governments finances, provided the conditions mentioned above are met.

6. The Central Government has not taken any decision so far in regard to various allowances based on the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Central Government employees and, therefore, until further orders the existing allowances in the autonomous organizations shall continue to be admissible as per the existing terms and conditions, irrespective of the revised pay Scales having been adopted.

(Amar Shth Singh)
Director


Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

FAQ on Central Staffing Scheme

FAQ on Central Staffing Scheme

Department of Personnel & Training
Central Staffing Scheme 2016

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who are eligible to apply for Central Staffing Scheme?
Officers from 36 participating services and fulfilling the eligibility conditions as given in the circular are eligible to apply.

2. If a particular Service is not listed in the Participating Services, can it be included?
No. The participating services are duly approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

3. Whether this online application is also for Posts of Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs).
No. the online application is only for Posts under Central Staffing Scheme.

4. How an IAS officer will apply for Central Staffing Scheme.
IAS officers will apply through IntraIAS Website (http://intraias.nic.in). For IntraIAS Portal an IAS Officer needs UserName and Password.

5. In case, if an IAS Officer is not having the Username / Password, how to get it?
The Officer needs to send an e-mail communication mandatorily with full particulars (Name, Cadre and Allotment Year) to ‘persinfotech@nic.in’. The username and password will be sent by reply e-mail.

6. IAS officer’s data are available in ER Sheet maintained by DOPT. Whether the officer needs to enter all those details again in the CSS online application.
No. All the information available in ER Sheet of the officer will be automatically populated in the application form. If the officer desires, the officer can modify the details in the online application form. It may be noted that editing of these data is permitted but it will not be automatically reflected in their respective ER Sheet.

7. Is it necessary for an officer to complete the application form at once?
No. Only the identity Number, Password and Password hint needs to be created in the first instance. With the identity number and password, the Personal, Qualification, Experience and Training details may be entered into the system at a later date and time. The details about the Identity No. will also be e-mailed to the e-mail id provided by the officer in the Personal details. Once the officer has completed entering all the details, the officer can finalise the application and take the print out. Once the application is finalized, it cannot be edited, only printout can be taken.

8. An Officer has applied for the Central Staffing Scheme for the Year 2010 and the officer was not retained / not selected. Does the officer need to apply again for the year 2011?
Yes, the officer needs to apply again.

9. Is there any User Manual available?
Yes. A document titled “Help to apply online” is available in the Website.

10. In case of Query or Suggestion whom to contact?
For rules related to Central Staffing Scheme / Status:

DS / Director Level: Director (MM), DOPT, North Block, New Delhi.

JS Level: Deputy Secretary(SM), DOPT, North Block, New Delhi.

Related to Software:
Senior Technical Director / Technical Director
NIC Computer Centre, DOPT, North Block, New Delhi.
E-Mail : persinfotech@nic.in

Authority: http://centralstaffing.gov.in/faq.pdf

88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
12-January-2017 18:15 IST
Dr. Jitendra Singh chairs 29th meeting of SCOVA

88 percent of pension accounts have been linked to Aadhaar: Dr Jitendra Singh

Make Pensioners part of nation building process, says Minister

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh chaired the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) here today. The SCOVA meeting is organised by the Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and the last such meeting was held on June 27, 2016.

During the meeting, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that today’s interaction was very meaningful and stimulating, thus reflecting on the working of DoP&PW. The Minister said that there are about 50-55 lakh pensioners in the country and almost 88 percent of pension accounts have been seeded to Aadhaar. He further said that minimum pension has been increased to Rs. 9000 per person and ex-gratia amount has been increased from Rs. 10-15 lakh to Rs. 25-35 lakh.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that we need to put in place an institutionalized mechanism to make good use of the knowledge, experience and efforts of the retired employees which can help in the value addition to the current scenario. Dr. Jitendra Singh said the retired employees are a healthy and productive workforce for India and we need to streamline and channelize their energies in a productive direction. We should learn from the pensioners’ experience, he added. The Minister also said that the DoP&PW should be reoriented in such a way that pensioners become a part of nation building process.

In the meeting, discussions were held on the action taken report of the 28th SCOVA meeting. Further many issues related to pensioners were discussed threadbare, such as revision of PPOs of pre-2006 pensioners, Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing in non-CGHS area, Special “Higher” Family Pension for widows of the war disabled invalidated out of service, Extension of CGHS facilities to P&T pensioners, issue relating to CGHS Wellness Centre, Dehradun etc. The Minister directed for the prompt and time bound redressal of the grievances of the pensioners and said that we should have sympathetic attitude towards them.

The Secretary, DoP&PW, Shri C. Viswanath and other senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion. The meeting was also attended by the member Pensioners Associations and senior officers of the important Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Option 1 for 7th CPC Pension is Mercilessly Rejected – Confederation

Option 1 for 7th CPC Pension is Mercilessly Rejected – Confederation

MOST UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL

PENSIONER’S OPTION – 1 MERCILESSLY REJECTED

It is learnt that the Committee chaired by Secretary (Pension) has NOT recommended the Option Number – 1 recommended by 7th Central Pay Commission for fixation of pension of pre -2016 Pensioners. Instead it has recommended extension of the benefit of pension determination recommended by 5th CPC ie ; arriving at notional pay in 7th CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission revision and consequent pension fixation. Now the Implementation Cell of 7th CPC is studying the recommendations of Pension Committee for processing for submission for approval of Cabinet. Thus , the one and the only favourable recommendation of 7th CPC ie; the real parity in Pension which is also approved by Cabinet with a rider “subject to feasibility” is going to be mercilessly rejected by Government , inspite of repeated requests and demands from NJCA, Confederation and Pensioners Associations .

M. KRISHNAN
Secretary General
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Mob & WhatsApp: 09447068125

Source: Confederation

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